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Cisco Catalyst breaking in on the console (if needed)


Cisco Catalyst 2900/3500/3550 XL

  1. Unplug the switch.
  2. Press the Mode button (left side of front panel) and keep it depressed.
  3. Reconnect power.
  4. When the LED above Port 1x goes out, release the Mode button.
  5. Issue the flash_init command.
  6. Issue the load_helper command.
  7. Issue the dir flash: command (don’t omit the colon).
  8. You should see the configuration file listed as config.text . Rename it:
    switch: rename flash:config.text flash:config.old
  9. Boot the switch with an empty configuration (that is, no config.text):
    switch: boot
  10. The switch should now present you with the initial configuration dialogue. You are ready to configure the switch.

Source: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps628/products_password_recovery09186a0080094184.shtml

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